|Regina Mills (mostresilient) wrote in wariscoming,|
@ 2014-09-04 18:35:00
|Entry tags:||katherine pierce, regina mills|
Who: Katherine Pierce, Regina Mills & baby makes three
When: Evening, September 4, 2014
Where: Kat & Elijah's place
What: Girl talk and a surprise
Rating: PG-13 ish
Status: In Progress
Regina had wanted a tropical vacation and in some ways the Seal had given her just that. It just hadn't been the tropical vacation she had planned. In fact, it wasn't even remotely close to what she had planned. Those plans would need to be rebooked for a few days later than they had planned. Or weeks depending on how they all recovered from this. For some it would be easier to forget and move on. And others weren't going to forget so easily. It's undoubtedly haunt them in the days to come. At some point, Regina, knew that she needed to talk to Greg about where he was and what he had seen. There was no doubt in her mind that he'd avoid it but they were going to talk about it. But first, Katherine and Elijah were holding her kitten hostage. No surprise considering how many times she had done the same with Zahiri and Rayna.
After hastily writing a note and leaving it where Greg could see, Regina walked out the door. A wave of nausea hitting here not a minute after breathing in the fresh Lawrence air. Wonderful she thought before bending over and emptying her stomach. There were few people out this late hour. Something she was eternally grateful for. Her pride could not have handled anyone seeing her lose what little was in her stomach on the side of the road. Tortuga had not agreed with her stomach during the two weeks she had spent there and it seemed it was going to continue now that she was back in Lawrence. Regina could count the number of times she had actually gotten sick and that number barely reached 10. And she had lived a pretty long life so far.
After taking a few minutes to let her stomach settle she looked around before using her magic to transport her the rest of the way. The sooner she was inside the better. Not a second after she appeared in front of the door did Regina knock and continue to knock until the door opened.
Things had been....stressful while the others were gone. Something about being stuck, watching her fiance die repeatedly, each way seemingly more horrific than the last, other friends trapped in equally terrible places, it took a toll. And even though she'd seen Regina, just fine in some pirate port town, there was a part of her that just needed to see the woman with her own eyes. And anyway, it had been awhile since they had properly seen each other.
She was at the door and already opening it mid-knock on Regina's third rap on the door, bright smile in place, "Thank some deity that listens. Come in," she ushered her inside. "So, you have to tell me all about your weird island paradise trip." she chuckled softly.
"Wine?" she asked. It was their usual, afterall.
"Hello, dear," Regina said once she was ushered inside. An amused smirk on her face at Katherine's deity comment. Gods had she missed her best friend while she had been away.
Wine. Her stomach slightly turned at the thought of anything being put in it. Using her magic had made her recurring bouts of nausea flare up. But it was their usual drink for these occasions. And maybe, just maybe, what she needed to get rid of this bug was to jump back into her routine again.
"A small glass of wine would be lovely," she replied. "I'll need it if I'm going to tell you about my island paradise adventure."
"Perfect," she smiled and moved to get the wine and pour it into two glasses, handing one to Regina before she led the way into the living room so they could sit on the couch.
"I want to hear all about it," she chuckled.
Once they were seated on the couch she brought the glass of wine up to her nose and inhaled its scent. Tortuga had been lacking in fine wine. The port had smelled entirely of stale ale, rum and other odors that Regina had no intention of ever identifying. Smelling them was more than enough.
Barely a minute after smelling it Regina brought it to her lips and took a small sip. When her stomach seemed to accept it she took a more generous sip and then rested it against her knee. her thoughts filled with where to even begin.
"When I awoke in Tortuga it was to find that I was powerless and worked in a tavern. Many of the men delighted in trying to grab or slap my ass on a daily basis," she said and then took another sip of her wine. "I got to know Rosemarie a little better. And the one time I went out sailing I spent it seasick."
Katherine sipped at her own glass of wine as she settled comfortably on the couch and listened to Regina's account of her time in Tortuga. Wasn't that a turtle of some kind?
"When you say you were working in a tavern," she couldn't help the smirk that spread across her lips, "what kind of work were you doing exac-" but her own teasing of her best friend was cut off when she noticed something. Without so much as a word, Katherine set her wine glass down and rose to her feet, edging carefully back towards the front of the house. No, here the second heartbeat that had alerted her attention was softer than it had been moments ago.
Moments and a realization later, Katherine click-clacked back into the living room, arms folded defiantly over her chest. "Is there something you might want to tell me, Regina?" her tone was nearly accusatory,
but the look on her face was more amused and expectant than anything.
"I love you dearly but don't you dare start..." She darted to say but was cut off by Katherine leaving the room. Two years ago she would have called out to her. Or followed behind her trying to figure out what was wrong. But she's been a vampire for a short while. Had a better understanding of heightened senses. Which is why she sat back into the couch and awaited her friends return. If it was anything serious it wouldn't be long before Katherine alerted her to it. In the meantime she would just sip at this wine and be grateful to be home again.
When she heard Katherine walking back into the living room she turned her head in that direction. A slight look of confusion gracing her features after hearing what was said. The point of this get together was to tell her about her adventures in Tortuga. Which she had been doing before she left the room. With a raised eyebrow she replied, "I seem to recall that I was telling you about Tortuga before you abruptly left. If there was something specific you wanted me to elaborate on you could have just said so."
Katherine studied her friend for a long, silent moment. She was trying to judge whether Regina was playing at something, and if she was, what? Because she couldn't have possibly thought she could keep a
secret like this from--
Realization dawned and as her hand shot up to her mouth, a gasp escaped her. "Oh my god, you don't know."
"Don't know what exactly?" Regina answered a puzzled look taking over her face. As far as she was aware there wasn't much she didn't know. Unless something had happened in the last two weeks. But if that was the case Katherine would have bluntly stated it from the start. Not played it like she was the one hiding something. Which she wasn't. This evening was all about sharing and Regina wasn't going to hold anything back. Not that she had ever been able to.
All at once a look of horror washed over Regina's face. Her skin paled and her nausea was back in full force. "Did something happen to Henry?! Katherine, please tell me that Henry is all right?!" She had been so tired when she appeared back in Lawrence that she hadn't checked on Henry yet. He was the first thing on her mind but past experiences had shown her that she needed to be levelheaded before talking to him. The last thing she wanted was to hurt him again.
Katherine was going to speak, answer her friend's question and put to rest the puzzled look on her face, but before she had the chance, Regina's mind went racing and she jumped to a worst cast scenario and assumed something had happened to Henry.
"Oh- God, no," she shook her head, her friend's panic breaking the sort of reverie she had been in. "He- Henry's fine." she assured her.
There was no sugar-coating what she had to tell her and that wasn't Katherine's style anyway. "Regina, look, I- it's just me and you in here. Elijah's asleep upstairs and we don't have heartbeats anyway. And I hear two."
Upon hearing that Henry was fine she breathed a sigh of relief. Her hand that was resting over her heart slowing slid back down to rest in her lap. It took a moment to get her breathing under control but once she did her hand reached for the nearest throw pillow. And threw it straight at her best friend. She had nearly given her a myocardial infarction. Heart Attack. She spent for too much time watching medical shows - not to mention watching Greg's own show whenever it was on.
Regina lifted her glass of wine and promptly downed what remained in the glass before giving her a verbal response. "Rayna or Lys are probably sleeping somewhere in the room, dear. Last I checked both were normal kittens with a heartbeat of their own."
Katherine caught the pillow easily and tossed it aside, finally moving from the doorway and back to the couch to sit next to her friend. She didn't speak for a moment, instead taking that time to down a bit of her wine.
"A cat's heartbeat sounds different than a human's. Dogs too." she put a hand on her friend's knee. "Regina, you should take a pregnancy test."
When the words "pregnancy test" left Katherine's mouth she froze. It wasn't even remotely possible. Yet deep down there was always a chance. That by some stroke of luck - or misfortune - she could be with child. Her hand, which seemed to have a mind of its own, moved to rest against her stomach. Could she actually be with child? If so, is bringing a child into her life here the right thing to do? What would Henry think? What would they all think? And Greg. Oh dear god, this was a nightmare. Greg would never believe that she actually was.
This couldn't actually be happening. This dream was a punishment. Because yes, it was a dream. And if not. Karma, they called it. Karma for everything she had done. Most especially her April Fool's prank. On second thought, this was all karma. Greg must have put her up to this. How she didn't know but she'd find out. Her lover was finally getting his payback by using her best friend against her. She should have seen this coming.
"Very funny. Did Greg out you up to this?"
Katherine wasn't sure what to do or say while Regina processed this. So, instead she just stayed quiet and allowed her friend to work through what she had just told her. It was kind of huge news and for it to be coming from her friend and not a doctor--oh, god, doctors, House was a doctor, she wondered if he knew and was waiting to see if Regina told him first--had to make it that much weirder.
But Regina's reaction was not what Katherine had expected. "What? No. Nobody came to me about- Oh, god, that is what he'd do isn't it? Ugh, Regina, your...Doctor boyfriend whatever is such a juvenile." Her face scrunched up a bit before she went on, a bit more flabbergasted than before. "But when have you ever known me to work with him on any of his pranks on you?" She shook her head. "No, this isn't a joke, Regina. I'm completely serious."
Regina didn't even have to think to answer any of her questions. The answers more than completely obvious. For that last one even more so. Katherine would never help Greg with a prank. Probably not even if it meant life or death. Most especially against her. And there wasn't much he could offer her as a means of convincing her to do so either.
But Regina still wasn't 100 percent certain she was being truthful. "If you truly mean that than you have to look me in the eye and swear on Elijah, Zahiri and Rayna's life. Swear on their lives and I just might believe you."
That truly wasn't necessary but Regina just couldn't wrap her head around the fact that she could be carrying Greg's child. Though she had used the very idea as a prank against him this wasn't a thought she had really entertained. Ever. At least not since she had lost Daniel so long ago. She had Henry. He was truly the only child she needed.
Katherine's eyebrow arched at that request. She was being ridiculous. Not that she wasn't completely valid in said ridiculousness. But
"Regina. We're not twelve." was all she could really manage to say at first. "I'm serious."
"I'm not pregnant," was all she said in response. But the reality was that it would explain a lot. Regina rarely got sick and yet she'd been nauseous at times in Tortuga, had emptied her stomach on the way here, and was currently trying to ignore it. She'd thumbed through a book back when she was pranking Greg. Everything had to be believable considering the fact that he was a doctor. He'd know if she said the slightest thing that wasn't entirely accurate. So, Regina knew this could be morning sickness. Everything added up to the earliest stages of pregnancy. And Katherine truly wouldn't lie about hearing a heartbeat. But gods did she hope it was just a summer flu or something.
With her one hand still resting against her stomach, Regina, raised the other and conjured a pregnancy test. In a cloud of purple smoke one appeared in her empty hand. Sparing one last glance at her best friend she stood and walked to the nearest bathroom praying to whoever would listen to spare her this. A few minutes later she came back into the room and handed it to Katherine. "Please say that it's negative."
Katherine didn't other pointing out that there was no other way to explain how she heard two heartbeats from Regina, she just let her friend process it all at her own rate. She wasn't even sure how she was supposed to react to this. Regina certainly didn't seem to be taking it very well.
She waited in the living room, wondering what was really going through Regina's mind. When her friend emerged into the room again, she was pushing the test towards her and Katherine took it, took a breath and looked at the test. "Well...it's...not negative." she admitted, pressing her lips together and looking up at Regina. How was she going to take this? How was House going to take this? Good God, did she ever have the worst candidate for a father to procreate with.
There was a small twinge of jealousy in Katherine about the whole situation. It was the one piece of her life she never got to fulfill, any chance she'd had of being a mother had been stolen from her. And being a vampire, it was impossible. The only thing that might have been okay about being human again after Elena had shoved that stupid cure down her throat would have been a baby. But Elijah was a vampire and there was no one else she ever could have wanted a child with, so she didn't regret her decision for him to turn her again. But it would be a lingering feeling of unfulfilment that she would never be able to fix.